Past events

Some great bookshop, school and library memories

See what I have been up to and the fun that I've had at some of my previous events around the UK.

Library event for catch that cough
 

Clara Claus Saves Christmas School Visit

Hosted by Potley Hill Primary School, Hampshire

I had a wonderful afternoon visiting Potley Hill Primary School in Hampshire recently.  I was made to feel very welcome by their lovely teaching team and was joined by years two, three and four as I read an extract from Clara Claus Saves Christmas, ran a festive quiz and spoke about how I came up with the idea for Clara Claus. My thanks to the school for having me, I had a great time.

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Clara Claus Saves Christmas School Visit

Hosted by Holy Cross RC Primary School, London

I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon at Holy Cross RC Primary School in south west London.  I was joined by years one, two and three as I spoke about writing Clara Claus Saves Christmas, read an extract from the book, ran a Christmas quiz, handed out Clara stickers, and was then joined by Nomad Books as I signed copies of Clara Claus Saves Christmas for the children. My thanks to the school for inviting me.

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Clara Claus Saves Christmas Virtual School Visit

Hosted by Parklee Community Primary School, Wigan

I had the pleasure to read a few pages of Clara Claus Saves Christmas to the pupils at Parklee Primary School. Once everyone was feeling the festive spirit we talked about naming and creating characters (including reindeers), and our own stories and then had a Christmas quiz with class versus class. My thanks go to the staff at the school for having me.

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Clara Claus Saves Christmas Virtual School Visit

Hosted by St Thomas CE Primary School, Wigan

Not long before Christmas now and my next virtual visit was to the pupils at St Thomas CE Primary School who gave me a fantastic welcome. I read a few pages of Clara Claus Saves Christmas to get everyone into the festive spirit. We then talked about naming and creating characters (including reindeers), and our own stories and then had a Christmas quiz with class versus class. Thank you so very much to the staff at the school.

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Clara Claus Saves Christmas Virtual School Visit

Hosted by Nicole Mere Primary School, Wigan

More festive fun with the pupils from Nicole Mere who got throughly involved. After a reading of Clara Claus Saves Christmas, we talked about naming and creating characters (including reindeers), and our own stories and then had a Christmas quiz with class versus class. Thank you so very much to the staff at the school.

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Clara Claus Saves Christmas Virtual School Visit

Hosted by Twelve Apostles Catholic Primary School, Wigan

My thanks to the friendly staff and pupils at Twelve Apostles Primary School who all got thoroughly involved in the festivities. After a reading of Clara Claus Saves Christmas, we talked about creating characters (including reindeers) and our own stories and then had a Christmas quiz with class versus class.

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Clara Claus Saves Christmas Virtual School Visit

Hosted by St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Wigan

After spending some time with St Joseph's I then moved (without moving) to St Edmund Arrowsmith, to meet their classes and to deliver a festive literary visit. After a reading of Clara Claus Saves Christmas, we talked about creating characters (including reindeers) and our own stories and then had a Christmas quiz with class versus class. Thank you to the teaching team and pupils for getting involved.

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Clara Claus Saves Christmas Virtual School Visit

Hosted by St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Wigan

Another successful virtual visit involving a number of year groups from St Joseph's. Following a reading of the story, we talked about creating characters and our own stories and then had a Christmas quiz. Do you know which country in the world has the most snowfall?  You may be surprised! My thanks to the teachers and children for joining me.

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Clara Claus Saves Christmas Virtual School Visit

Hosted by St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Wigan

I spent the morning with a number of classes from this fab school - virtually - my first one, which went incredibly well. Following a reading of the story, we talked about creating characters and our own stories and then had a Christmas quiz. My thanks to the teachers and children for joining me.

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Clara Claus Saves Christmas Book Launch

Hosted by Wonderland Bookshop on Zoom

A big thank you to Wonderland Bookshop for hosting the Clara Claus Saves Christmas book launch online. Lots of people joined us, and it was great to be able to talk about how the book went from an initial idea to the final printed version. I also got the chance to deliver a short reading too getting everyone into the festive spirit in October!

  

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Storytime and signing events

7 September 2019, Waterstones, Camberley - Catch That Cough Launch

Author brings children (and adults) into Maisy's world

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Standing room only during story time

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The first of many signings to meet many lovely and supportive people

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Author brings children (and adults) into Maisy's world

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Storytime and signing events

7 September 2019, Waterstones, Camberley - Catch That Cough Launch

Author brings children (and adults) into Maisy's world

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Standing room only during story time

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The first of many signings to meet many lovely and supportive people

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Author brings children (and adults) into Maisy's world

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Storytime and signing event

29 February 2020, Waterstones, The Brooks, Winchester

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in the story.jpg

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Cough in Winchester.jpeg

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cough craft.jpg

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in the story.jpg

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Storytime and signing events

23 February 2020, Waterstones Kingston - Catch That Cough Storytime

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Craft time.JPG

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Reading the story.JPG

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Activities games and craft.jpg

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Craft time.JPG

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Storytime and signing events

16 November 2019, Waterstones, Castlepoint, Bournemouth

Pass the frown game
Pass the frown game

Getting to know everyone

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Craft with Dad
Craft with Dad

Rocket workshop

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A warm welcome
A warm welcome

Don't miss it

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Pass the frown game
Pass the frown game

Getting to know everyone

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Storytime and signing events

28 October 2019, Marlowes Shopping Centre, with Tinies Nursery, Hemel Hempstead

More storytime
More storytime

Introducing the cough

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Storytime in the shopping centre
Storytime in the shopping centre

Catch That Cough in Hemel

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CTC passport
CTC passport

Find the coughs win a book

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More storytime
More storytime

Introducing the cough

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Storytime and signing events

26 October 2019, Fleet Library, Hampshire - Catch That Cough Saturday Storytime

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Welcome to Maisy's adventure.JPG

Almost time to catch the cough

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On Maisy's Journey.JPG

Finding out how to catch a cough!

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Promo poster.JPG

Thanks for the promo

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Welcome to Maisy's adventure.JPG

Almost time to catch the cough

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Storytime and signing events

20 October 2019, Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester - Catch That Cough Storytime

Sharing the story
Sharing the story

Sunday afternoon storytime

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Welcome to story-time
Welcome to story-time

Entrance to Deansgate Children's section

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Outside the store
Outside the store

Manchester Deansgate Waterstones

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Sharing the story
Sharing the story

Sunday afternoon storytime

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Storytime and signing events

5 October 2019, Waterstones Wokingham, Berkshire - Catch That Cough Storytime

Catch That Cough on sale
Catch That Cough on sale

Wokingham Waterstones

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Article about the signing
Article about the signing

Families listening during storytime

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Author Bonnie posing before story time
Author Bonnie posing before story time

Lots of craft and art ready to go

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Catch That Cough on sale
Catch That Cough on sale

Wokingham Waterstones

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Storytime and signing events

28 September 2019, Yateley Library, Hampshire - Catch That Cough Storytime

Going on Maisy's adventure
Going on Maisy's adventure

Author Bonnie tells the story

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A Cough raspberry
A Cough raspberry

A Cough not wanting to be caught!

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Bonnie will do exactly what it says on the poster
Bonnie will do exactly what it says on the poster

Event poster

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Going on Maisy's adventure
Going on Maisy's adventure

Author Bonnie tells the story

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